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Master Class - 1995 - Broadway

Terrence McNally's play about Maria Callas takes audiences to one of her famous master classes, where, late in her own career, she dares the next generation to make the same sacrifices and rise to the same heights that made her the most celebrated, the most reviled and the most controversial singer of her time.


John Golden Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2021
Austin Shakespeare will continue its series of workshops and classes with a Master class with experienced Shakespeare actor, Gwendolyn Kelso in person at noon Saturday, May 20, at a socially-distanced large space, 6100 Berkman Dr. Austin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2021
Eric Anthony Lopez (Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of The Opera) has released a stirring rendition of “The Music of The Night”. He covers the leading tenor role on The World Tour, with his regular role of Passarino 8x a week.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 4, 2021
The nominees were chosen by a unanimous vote of 19 jurors from over 1,300 entries from television, podcasts/radio and the web in entertainment, news, documentary, arts, children’s/youth, public service and multimedia programming.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
He gave Meghan Markle her first kiss, and now everyone wants to know him. She lost some of her hearing when she contracted COVID and worries she won't be able to keep singing lullabies to her four-year-old daughter. He had to tell parents that their sons had just died in Vietnam. She fell in love with a woman at a time when that kind of loving was unacceptable.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 3, 2021
Philadelphia Theatre Company announced the first winner of the newly revived Terrence McNally Award. The theatre wanted to revive the award and had been in discussion with McNally and his husband, producer Tom Kirdahy, to move forward before McNally passed away due to complications of Covid-19 in March 2020.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 3, 2021
The Grammy Award-winning Broadway performer and film and television star Sydney James Harcourt will address graduating students at the 2021 Interlochen Arts Academy Commencement. The graduation ceremony will take place at Interlochen's Kresge Auditorium on Saturday, May 29, at 10 a.m., and will be livestreamed at 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
BAM's DanceAfrica will continue its celebration with special Memorial Day weekend programs, including A Return: Liberation as Power (May 24—31), featuring six Haitian visual artists’ meditation on liberation; a special “for teens by teens” event Haiti In Full Scope—exploring the history, art, and culture of Haiti, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
 Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma is inviting you to be a fan in the stands this summer when it presents the hit musical Grease at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School Pribil Football Stadium. Grease follows a secret summer romance between the new girl in town and Rydell High School’s coolest cat.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 24, 2021
For the 15th consecutive year, VOICExperience Foundation (VE) founded by acclaimed operatic baritone Sherrill Milnes and soprano Maria Zouves, will offer their annual 'Opera Idol' master class competition. Traditionally taking place in the Chicago area, this annual event will take place virtually on Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. EST, due to COVID-19 restrictions.
by Ainhoa Hornero - May 18, 2021
Dos días de trabajo intensivo con uno de los refrentes más importantes del Teatro Musical internacional
by Shari Barrett - May 18, 2021
Here is my interview with Gloria Gifford about presenting LOVERS AND OTHER STRANGERS live-streamed online as well as her Gloria Gifford Conservatory and how she is managing to keep her students active during the past year.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 17, 2021
Westside Ballet of Santa Monica announces plans to 'dance forward' on multiple fronts. Presenting an intimate new workshop performance (which ran the weekend of May 15-16) as a private offering for friends and family of the sixty pre-professional performers, the workshop served as a final bow for seniors moving on to collegiate and professional careers.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
The Whitefire Theatre will present the Best of Fest and Highlights from SOLOFEST 2021 A Celebration of the Solo Journey.
by Nicole Rosky - May 14, 2021
Today (May 14) in live streaming: The Next on Stage College Top 15, 'Stand Up' for Asian Americans, and more!
by Herbert Paine - May 14, 2021
Arizona Theatre Company is counting down the days to Opening Night. Announces its 54th Season for 2021-2022.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2021
The Richard Lawson Studios welcomes for a third time as a guest instructor for its Self-Tape Master Class Series, Emmy Award winning Casting Director Robi Reed. Classes take place every Saturday morning at 10 AM PST via Zoom Webinar.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021
After last year's wildly successful virtual program, The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival has announced that they are back this year with a safe and rewarding in person summer program. Presenting - Live out Loud: The Music of Andrew Lippa.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
This Tony Award-winning play by American playwright Terrence McNally is presented as a fictional master class by larger-than-life opera singer Maria Callas near the end of her life, in the 1970s.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 9, 2021
Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, W. Kamau Bell and others discuss Gregory’s paradigm-shifting significance on the art of comedy and culture. The film features original music by Black Thought of the Grammy® award winning hip-hop band The Roots.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will again present I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been on June 28, 2021, at 9:45pm. Everyone has dreams that we fear will pass us by. For actors those come in the shape and form of roles.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
The American Theatre Wing has announced a brand-new season of its entirely revamped Master Class Series. The new line-up of completely free, interactive sessions will feature Pulitzer prize and Obie Award-winning playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson, 6-time Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Natasha Katz, and more.
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 5, 2021
Debbie Allen is one of those arts types that simply doesn’t fit into one category. I think it is safe to say she is an all-around goddess of the arts. Her list of achievements includes being directed by Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins, directing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway, choreographing the Oscars, being an executive producer and actress on the long running Grey’s Anatomy, and running a dance academy that bears her name.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
On June 5th, Master Teacher Richard Lawson will be joined for a second time by award winning Casting Director Kim Coleman. Twenty actors will be given the opportunity to have their self-tape auditions assessed and redirected by Mr. Lawson and Ms. Coleman. Classes take place Saturday mornings at 10 AM PST via Zoom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced the 2021 summer season, which will be held in a hybrid format — both online and in-person. Support for artists, a welcoming environment for imaginative discovery and celebration, and the safety of our community are at the forefront of this #ONeillSummer.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2021
Co-written with his former GypsyMechanics bandmate Morgan Keating, 'Queen of the Party' features some key female contributors including Byrnes' wife Tracy (The Fallen Stars) on bass and backing vocals, Jennifer Moraca (The Odd Birds) on backing vocals, and Georgiana Hennessey on violin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
The Art House 2021 season will kick-off in Provincetown. The Broadway @ The Art House series brings Sierra Boggess, Broadway’s original Ariel in The Little Mermaid and a frequent Christine Daaé in Phantom of the Opera and its sequel Love Never Dies, on July 2 & 3 with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors announced today, as a departure from the annual awards ceremony, will present a one-night only virtual event to honor Broadways best with a Special Gala Award Benefit to help raise funds for the prestigious Theatre World Awards.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
Free workshops are designed for children and teens. Learn more about how to join!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 18, 2021
Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below will head into summer presenting some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 17, 2021
CampYATC Teacher Megan Hilty says, “The only thing I don’t like about YATC, is it wasn’t around when I was a teenager!” Having returned to YATC numerous times, working professionals like Hilty acting as Summer Camp Master Class teachers is just one of the things that sets this summer camp apart from many others. Hilty is just one of the amazing guest faculty teaching in the 20th Anniversary Season of The Young Actors’ Theatre Camp. The luckiest campers in the world will also get to learn from Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Kate Rockwell (Mean Girls), Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Laurie Metcalf (The Conners) and many more!
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2021
Their stunning second album, 'Welcome Break,' will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Friday, October 8th 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021
This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2021
Moonstone Connections episode 8 is now available. The episode features Executive Artistic Director of the Music Theatre of Connecticut, Kevin Connors.
by Herbert Paine - Jun 14, 2021
In QUEEN BEES, director Michael Lembeck has translated producer Harrison Powell’s and writer Donald Martin’s vision into a work that buzzes with a smooth and gentle tone of familiarity and romance. A thriving honeycomb of performances, thanks to the presence of veteran actors Ellen Burstyn, Ann- Margret, Loretta Devine, Jane Curtin, James Caan, and Christopher Lloyd. One of the premiere films to be screened at the 2021 Sedona International Film Festival (June12th-20th). Also, now in theatres and On Demand
by Erica Handel - Jun 11, 2021
Tony nominee and Broadway star, Melissa Errico, will bring her “Sondheim by the Shore” concert to Holmdel Theatre Company on July 17. This show is part of the theatre’s “Broadway Outside the Barn” concert series.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021
Quick Silver Theater Company (4WORDS) QSTC expands its educational programming with a virtual Master Class. QSTC launches the implementation of Educational and Professional Development components to its programming. Beginning with the Musical Theater Master Class, the company will set in motion the qualitative expansion of its mentor-mentee partnerships.
by Carol Kassie - Jun 1, 2021
Making It On Broadway, an educational musical theater training program, will host a summer concert entitled A Million Dreams, featuring Broadway notables Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill), Christy Altomare (Anastasia), and Samantha Pauly (Six) and the students of Making It On Broadway at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2021
The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra have selected five outstanding musicians for  their next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
Ms. Champlin, who co-hosted the Late Night Cabaret in 2019, returns to TBTS with her new show On the Funny Side of the Street. Mr. Rodriguez, who will be making his debut at the historic barn theatre, will perform his latest concert, All is Fair in Love, which features an evening of love songs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021
Last week on Monday, June 28th, I WISH: The Roles That Could Have Been, returned to Feinstein's/54 Below, with a sold out, fully vaccinated crowd!
by Bobby Patrick - Jul 3, 2021
With the world of showbiz finally getting the message that casting brackets need to go, that all parts should be for all people, this installment of I WISH, with all of these hard-working musical theatre performers presenting roles that coulda been, proves that they, in fact, shoulda been.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2021
Patrons are invited to take a seat in the classroom of an opera legend this fall, as Lyric returns to the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage to present the Tony Award-winning play Master Class. Performances are slated September 15 through October 3.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jul 21, 2021
Jakarta-based musical community JAKSICAL was previously known for their community gatherings and annual concerts, but on July 3rd they ventured to a new territory: performing arts classes. They started big, collaborating with New York-based BROADWAYPLUS to bring ANASTASIA’s Christy Altomare as the inaugural host for the class.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 19, 2021
This week (July 19-25) in live streaming: First Date airs on Stellar, Next on Stage: Dance Edition Season 2 continues with the Top 15, Laura Bell Bundy teaches a master class, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021
Soprano Amy Justman (CAROUSEL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), mezzo soprano Satomi Hofmann (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), tenor Colin Anderson (CAROUSEL, THE BOOK OF MORMON), and bass baritone David Michael Garry (CAROUSEL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) will perform favorite Broadway tunes (and more) from the vaudeville stage of Winterset's historic theater!
by Jim Munson - Jul 15, 2021
Pulitzer winners Paula Vogel, Katori Hall, Annie Baker & Sam Shepard are just 4 of the many celebrated playwrights whose work was developed in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF). Established in 1976 and currently led by Playwrights Foundation’s Executive Artistic Director Jessica Bird Beza, this year’s BAPF runs July 16-25, featuring 5 very different new works. Casts include acclaimed actors such as Emily Kuroda. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Beza to talk about the festival.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2021
Beck Center for the Arts' 2021-2022 Youth Theater Season is filled with entertaining and exciting titles perfect for the entire family. The season starts with a modern, original parody of the cult classic sci-fi comedy Little Shop of Horrors by Russ Stich titled Little Tech Shop of Horrors: When Good Science Goes Bad. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021
Seasoned Broadway performer Justin Lee Miller will join Interlochen Center for the Arts this fall as the inaugural Program Director of Musical Theatre. Young artists from around the globe train in musical theatre at Interlochen and develop their confidence as performers in fully staged musicals and plays.